Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Don't Say A Word [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Don't Say A Word" by Beverly Barton.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Zebra (July 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1420110373
ISBN-13: 978-1420110371

My Review:

This book is the sequel to "Don't Cry" which is J.D. and Audrey's book.   This book had references to the case/murder in "Don't Cry" and the main characters in that one.

J.D. asked his friend and fellow Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Will Bannock to pick up his younger sister Chattanooga Police Detective Julia Cass from the airport.  What she didn't expect was to pick up her first case and to work with Will while on the way to J.D's house.  Both her and Will are in search of tracking down a serial killer who cuts out his victim's tongues, then hangs them and then leaves their tongue and a stack of 31 dimes on a scale under their dangling feet.  The killer is nicknamed "The Tongue Slasher".

Julia finds herself attracted to Will but doesn't want to be because three years prior she saw her partner and soon to be lover shot and then died in her arms.  Besides she thinks Will is a womanizer since she saw him talking and flirting with many flight attendants and actually making out/all over each other with one out in public. 

Will finds himself attracted to Julia but doesn't want to be because she's J.D's younger sister and he thinks she is a no-nonsense women. 

The first victim is Federal Judge Lucien Lockhart who is corrupt and loves to double deal.  Next is shock radio commentator Roc VanVeter.  The killer likes to sit in his own cave and lovingly tapes a bit of his victim's tongue under their pictures in a scrapbook he made.

As Julia and Will investigate further they realize the killer has a hit list of all his victims.  They were connected somehow to an old case which the Lucien was involved.

I enjoyed the romance in this book  more than than the actual case (I was kind of surprised when the killer was revealed).  Beverly died writing the book and it was finished by a family friend.

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